Montauk Oceans Institute

Montauk Oceans Institute Montauk Oceans Institute of the Montauk Historical Society. Dedicated to the love and history of surfing and ocean health in and around Montauk N.Y.
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Opening Night: SAVE THE RIGHT WHALE
08/12/2018

Opening Night: SAVE THE RIGHT WHALE

11/22/2017
NowThis

NowThis

We followed the recycling process from the bins to the plant to understand where our recycling actually goes

A wonderful evening, celebrating and bravery and the amazing community of John Alderidge and Anthony Sosinski . A HUGE t...
08/31/2017

A wonderful evening, celebrating and bravery and the amazing community of John Alderidge and Anthony Sosinski . A HUGE thank you to Johnson Nordinger and Jason Walters work helping make the event happy! Also a thank you to Montauk Brewery Beer and Whites Liquor Store for donating product for the evening

What are you doing next Friday?  Join us at the Lighthouse for a sunset book signing with a few local legends!! We are t...
08/16/2017

What are you doing next Friday? Join us at the Lighthouse for a sunset book signing with a few local legends!! We are thrilled to highlight these brave gentlemen.

Restoring Transparency To The Seafood Marketplace
08/15/2017
Restoring transparency to the seafood marketplace

Restoring Transparency To The Seafood Marketplace

I have been obsessed with the ocean since not long after I crawled out of the cradle. My parents first met on July 20th 1969 (on a sandy strip of barrier island known as Dune Road) and I was born on that very same date a few years later – gifted with ‘SEA’ as the first three letters of my name. Fro...

Fresh. Indigenous. Sustainable. Healthy.
07/27/2017

Fresh. Indigenous. Sustainable. Healthy.

Cod (Gadus morhua): A historically very important food fish, the Atlantic Cod is known as a ‘Groundfish’ because it ...
07/20/2017

Cod (Gadus morhua): A historically very important food fish, the Atlantic Cod is known as a ‘Groundfish’ because it spends most of its time feeding on the ocean floor. It is widely distributed across the northern Atlantic Ocean, and comes to New York inshore waters in the summer. Cod are typically 2 - 4 feet long with green to brown coloration, with ‘leopard spots’ and distinctive appendage on the chin which may be used for feeling the ocean floor. Cod stocks have greatly declined in the Atlantic due to factory ships and overfishing, so much so that a moratorium (ban) on fishing cod still exists in many places, with very strict quotas (limits) on the amount that can be taken in others. #montauk #longisland #knowyourfish #localseafoodmatters #seafood #cod #codblessamerica

Porgy (Stenotomus chrytops): Porgy, also known as Bream or Scup, is a bottom dwelling carnivorous fish that live primari...
07/19/2017

Porgy (Stenotomus chrytops): Porgy, also known as Bream or Scup, is a bottom dwelling carnivorous fish that live primarily in shallow and temperate inshore waters can grow as large as 18 inches, and is characterized by a sloping obtusely angled head and long dorsal fin. They are a fine eating fish, though they were used by the Native Americans as a fertilizer for farming. Porgy migrate to local inshore waters in the spring and summer, returning to the continental shelf in winter to spawn. Heavily fished since colonial times, this species had previously been deemed overfished yet there is evidence of a healthy rebound in population. #montauk #longisland #knowyourfish #localseafoodmatters #abundance #seafood #porgy #scup

Menhaden (Brevoortis tyrannus): Also known as “Bunker”, Menhaden are small bait fish that travel in large schools, a...
07/18/2017

Menhaden (Brevoortis tyrannus): Also known as “Bunker”, Menhaden are small bait fish that travel in large schools, and rarely exceed 15 inches. They are bright and silvery and have small spots below the dorsal fin. Menhaden were used by Native Americans as a fertilizer for their crops and were once a very important commercial species for east end fishermen, who processed large catches of the fish to make into many products including paints, cosmetics and fish meal. They are not directly used as a food fish, as the flesh is very oily, but they are an important prey species for many larger pelagic fish and birds. Their stocks vary and some are considered depleted. #montauk #longisland #knowyourfish #localseafoodmatters #fish #bunker

Fluke (Paralichthys dentatus): Fluke, or Summer Flounder, is a marine flatfish that is very abundant in northeast waters...
07/18/2017

Fluke (Paralichthys dentatus): Fluke, or Summer Flounder, is a marine flatfish that is very abundant in northeast waters, and one of our most important commercial species. They often hide on muddy bottoms and ambush their prey, though have been known to aggressively chase their prey to the surface. Like all flounder, Flukes are born with eyes on each side of their head, and slowly one eye migrates to one side in its mature stage. Considered a very fine eating fish, Fluke is a very popular recreational and commercial species, and numerous enough to be of least concern for conservation. Words by @theo_blue #montauk #longisland #knowyourfish #localseafoodmatters #seafood #abundance #fluke #doormatfluke #ceviche

Squid (Doryteuthis pealii): The Atlantic longfin squid is a cephalopod, classified by its prominent head, soft amorphous...
07/18/2017

Squid (Doryteuthis pealii): The Atlantic longfin squid is a cephalopod, classified by its prominent head, soft amorphous body and set of tentacles. Squid can manipulate their coloring but are often seen as white, pink or red and can reach 2 feet in length. The common Atlantic squid travels in large schools and is preyed upon by many fish and whale species as a primary source of food. The schools will migrate seasonally to the deeper waters of the continental shelf, and enter shallow inshore waters in spring and early summer. Words by @theo_blue #knowyourfish #montauk #longisland #localseafoodmatters #abundance

Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix): Bluefish are a strong and aggressive pelagic gamefish that can be found off our shores i...
07/18/2017

Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix): Bluefish are a strong and aggressive pelagic gamefish that can be found off our shores in the summer months, migrating up from southern waters and returning there in the winter. They are identified by their striking blue color and for very sharp teeth, which they use to prey on schools of smaller fish, often churning the water visibly while doing so. Though known primarily as a gamefish that put up a great fight for anglers, they are also used as bait for shark and tuna and eaten now more than ever by seafood consumers. Their populations are also known to
be cyclical in abundance and appear to be stable in recent years. Words by @theo_blue #knowyourfish #montauk #longisland #localseafoodmatters

Next weekend. Next weekend. Next Sunday evening! See you at the Montauk Lighthouse from 6pm to 8pm for the opening the "...
07/18/2017

Next weekend. Next weekend. Next Sunday evening! See you at the Montauk Lighthouse from 6pm to 8pm for the opening the "Know Your FISHerman" 🐟 Fresh. Indigenous. Sustainable. Healthy. #knowyourfisherman #knowyourfish #localseafood #montauk #docktodish #seafood #localseafoodmatters

EAST Magazine cuts through the noise about sustainable seafood to get answers on what's really local, and how to tell if...
07/15/2017
Great Catch | East Magazine

EAST Magazine cuts through the noise about sustainable seafood to get answers on what's really local, and how to tell if it's fresh. . . . BE SURE TO GET CHECK OUT OUR OPENING THIS WEEK about sustainable seafood and fisherman

Mary Lee makes her New York Times debut.
07/15/2017
The New York Times

Mary Lee makes her New York Times debut.

She weighs about 4,000 pounds and is around 17 feet long. Meet Mary Lee.

Very proud of the work of the Montauk 4th Graders!  We love seeing the work we do inspires young minds to create the cha...
07/15/2017
The Straw That Broke Montauk's Back | Edible East End

Very proud of the work of the Montauk 4th Graders! We love seeing the work we do inspires young minds to create the change they want to see in the world.

Montauk is a special place—and local children want to keep it that way for everyone, including sea creatures, by switching from plastic to paper straws.

Man. Myth. Legend: Anthony Soninski #knowyourfisherman #localseafood #montauk
07/08/2017

Man. Myth. Legend: Anthony Soninski #knowyourfisherman #localseafood #montauk

A Fisherman's views #knowyourfisherman #montauk #knowyourfish #localseafood #seafood #fishing #docktodish
07/08/2017

A Fisherman's views #knowyourfisherman #montauk #knowyourfish #localseafood #seafood #fishing #docktodish

Captain Eben Ball @etide parallel parks FV Two Dawns with precision #knowyourfisherman #knowyourfish #montauk
07/08/2017

Captain Eben Ball @etide parallel parks FV Two Dawns with precision #knowyourfisherman #knowyourfish #montauk

Know your Fisherman @noaafisheries #localseafood
07/08/2017

Know your Fisherman @noaafisheries #localseafood

New Season, new show!  We're opening our doors this coming week.  Be sure to tune in for details on our opening event, w...
07/08/2017
Welcome

New Season, new show! We're opening our doors this coming week. Be sure to tune in for details on our opening event, workshops and symposiums. #knowyourfisherman #knowyourfish #localseafoodmatters

We're one week away from the opening of the "Know Your FISHerman" exhibit at The Montauk Oceans Institute #community #kn...
07/02/2017

We're one week away from the opening of the "Know Your FISHerman" exhibit at The Montauk Oceans Institute #community #knowyourfisherman #localseafoodmatters #seafood #montauk

Sea Bream aka Porgies aka Sheepshead aka Scup // abundant local species #underutilized #seafood #localseafoodmatters #kn...
05/31/2017

Sea Bream aka Porgies aka Sheepshead aka Scup // abundant local species #underutilized #seafood #localseafoodmatters #knowyourfisherman #montauk #community #fishtacos

Behold. The great northern tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps), or golden tile, is the largest specifies in the fam...
05/31/2017

Behold. The great northern tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps), or golden tile, is the largest specifies in the family Malacanthidae (tilefishes). Did you know that New York Markets often flood with imported tilefish from South America, which is cheap and unregulated. The imported tilefish is then mislabeled and sold locally as “local”. This practice is now becoming very common and undermines local fishermen and fishing families. The best way to prevent #seafood fraud is to #knowyourfisherman RG: @docktodish 🙌🏽

Captain Ralph Towlen #seabass #spearfishing #localseafoodmatters #knowyourfisherman #montauk #community
05/31/2017

Captain Ralph Towlen #seabass #spearfishing #localseafoodmatters #knowyourfisherman #montauk #community

Montauk Oceans Institute goes into the classroom w artist Rossa Cole
05/31/2017

Montauk Oceans Institute goes into the classroom w artist Rossa Cole

FV Pontos riding heavy, Captain Shaun Jones at the helm. photo by @catamaranmontiki Captain David Rayn of The Montauk Ca...
05/23/2017

FV Pontos riding heavy, Captain Shaun Jones at the helm.
photo by @catamaranmontiki Captain David Rayn of The Montauk Catamaran Company. #knowyourfisherman #knowyourfish #montauk #docktodish #localseafoodmatters #seafood #atlanticocean

FV New Species with Caption Mike Scarimbus at the helm rg @docktodish #knowyourfisherman #docktodish #montauk #scallops ...
05/23/2017

FV New Species with Caption Mike Scarimbus at the helm rg @docktodish #knowyourfisherman #docktodish #montauk #scallops #local #community #seafood #localseafoodmatters

Local legends, The Ball Family.  FV Kammy B lands the finest fish around and was named after Captain Donny Ball’s wife...
05/23/2017

Local legends, The Ball Family. FV Kammy B lands the finest fish around and was named after Captain Donny Ball’s wife @kammyball the vessel occasionally features first mates @ebtide and @lifesaballll rg @docktodish #knowyourfisherman #localseafoodmatters #moreocean #montauk

A school of Menhaden! Quite simply, menhaden keep the water clean. The muddy brown color of the Long Island Sound and th...
05/18/2017

A school of Menhaden! Quite simply, menhaden keep the water clean. The muddy brown color of the Long Island Sound and the growing dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay are the direct result of inadequate water filtration — a job that was once carried out by menhaden. An adult menhaden can rid four to six gallons of water of algae in a minute. Imagine then the water-cleaning capacity of the half-billion menhaden we “reduce” into oil every year. - Paul Greenberg, A Fish Oil Story 🐟🐟🐡🐡🦑🦑

These kids! Finished products 👆🏽☺️ So proud of the Montauk elementary school for their work in lessening the p...
05/16/2017

These kids! Finished products 👆🏽☺️ So proud of the Montauk elementary school for their work in lessening the plastic straw footprint in Montauk this summer. And thank you Rossa Cole for the brilliant classroom workshop idea of building fish sculptures out of plastic straws. #lessplastic #moreocean #montauk #bethechangeyouwanttosee #art #science #ourplanet #thelaststraw #moi2017 #workingtogether

No filter needed here, just a simple Montauk lineup. Bringing seafood from MTK to NYC @docktodish @montaukoceansinstitut...
05/16/2017

No filter needed here, just a simple Montauk lineup. Bringing seafood from MTK to NYC @docktodish @montaukoceansinstitute rg @seamores #knowyourfisherman #knowyourfish #eatlocal #longisland #localseafoodmatters #montauk

A few miles west of the big commercial fishing docks in Montauk you will find the baymen of East Hampton. Working in sma...
05/15/2017

A few miles west of the big commercial fishing docks in Montauk you will find the baymen of East Hampton. Working in small crews, sometimes even individually, these families have been fishing the waters of their ancestors for nearly 400 years, using the same methods that were passed to the early European settlers by Native Americans. #moreonthissoon #knowyourfisherman #knowyourfish #montauk #easthampton #baymen

The weekend is on the horizon. #knowyourfisherman #knowyourfish #moi2017 rg Whalebone Magazine. #atlanticocean #montauk ...
05/12/2017

The weekend is on the horizon. #knowyourfisherman #knowyourfish #moi2017 rg Whalebone Magazine. #atlanticocean #montauk #longisland #localseafoodmatters #fishing #fishfacts #supportlocal #lovewhereyoulive #protectwhatyoulove

No water, no life. No blue, no green. 〰Humans are the only creatures with the ability to dive deep in the sea, fly hig...
05/05/2017

No water, no life. No blue, no green. 〰Humans are the only creatures with the ability to dive deep in the sea, fly high in the sky, send instant messages around the globe, reflect on the past, assess the present and imagine the future. - #sylviaearle 〰 #happyfriday #happyweekend #makethemostofit

Docked and ready to go. 🐡🎣🦑🐟#knowyourfisherman #knowyourfish #montauk #longisland #localseafoodmatters #comi...
05/04/2017

Docked and ready to go. 🐡🎣🦑🐟#knowyourfisherman #knowyourfish #montauk #longisland #localseafoodmatters #comingsoon #summer2017 rg @airandspeed

17 generations of Beckwith clamming #longisland #springs #knowyourfishermen #localseafoodmatters rg @docktodish
05/03/2017

17 generations of Beckwith clamming #longisland #springs #knowyourfishermen #localseafoodmatters rg @docktodish

Monday morning commute. rg @sarafrisbyfoto #knowyourfishermen #knowyourfish #montauklighthouse #montauk #montaukoceansin...
05/01/2017

Monday morning commute. rg @sarafrisbyfoto #knowyourfishermen #knowyourfish #montauklighthouse #montauk #montaukoceansinstitute #docktodish

Good night 🌙 weekend. #montauk #montauklighthouse #montaukoceansinstitute #lovewhereyoulive
05/01/2017

Good night 🌙 weekend. #montauk #montauklighthouse #montaukoceansinstitute #lovewhereyoulive

THIS WEEK on Frontline, Paul Greenberg's "The Fish On My Plate".  Click link to watch.
04/30/2017
The Fish on My Plate

THIS WEEK on Frontline, Paul Greenberg's "The Fish On My Plate". Click link to watch.

Author Paul Greenberg spends a year eating fish at breakfast, lunch and dinner to help answer the question: “What fish should I eat that’s good for me and good for the planet?”

Holy mackerel, it's the Friday! #knowyourfisherman #knowyourfish #fishfacts #tgif
04/28/2017

Holy mackerel, it's the Friday! #knowyourfisherman #knowyourfish #fishfacts #tgif

Montauk 4th graders have been busy this winter! Sending over 50 letters to local business asking them to rethinking thei...
04/27/2017

Montauk 4th graders have been busy this winter! Sending over 50 letters to local business asking them to rethinking their use of plastic straws for the summer season. ♻️🌊🗑 These children learned about persuasive writing, recycling research, and about sending letters in the mail! Very proud! #engagetheyouth #bethechangeyouwanttosee #lessplastic #moreocean

04/27/2017
Von Wong

Encourage our youth- make real change! Inspiring job New York Harbor School and Billion Oyster Project

I was so inspired by these kids trying to grow ONE BILLION OYSTERS that I flew over to New York to shoot some hero portraits of them! Be sure to check out the Billion Oyster Project and New York Harbor School

Off season Montauk charm. "Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part...
04/26/2017

Off season Montauk charm. "Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part" - Hermann Broch #knowyourfisherman #knowyourfish #montauk

04/25/2017

Take a moment this morning with the ocean. Footage courteous of us. 🙌🏽💙🌊

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